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Jon Sobel is an Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater/Cabaret Review (NYC): Poor Baby Bree in ‘I Am Going to Run Away’

Bree Benton as Poor Baby Bree, photo by Carol Lipnik

Bree Benton, alias Poor Baby Bree, is a one-woman vaudeville revival machine, and I for one am glad it's in good working order Read More »

Nine Days in Wales, Part Five (and Conclusion)

Conwy Castle

Castles, sunsets, and sheep who wander off their field and onto a traffic median, where they continue peacefully grazing. That's Wales. Read More »

Nine Days in Wales, Part Four

Caernarfon Castle

More castles and a side trip to Portmerion, one of the strangest places in the world, brought us near the end of our adventure. Read More »

Music Review: Ian Anderson – Thick As a Brick 2 – Special Edition

Surprisingly, this artful sequel sounds like Jethro Tull of old. Read More »

Nine Days in Wales, Part Three

St. David's Head

The magnificence of Tintern Abbey, and the beauty of St. David's, where according to legend St. Patrick set sail for Ireland. Read More »

One Gadget Too Many


People have grown a little too close to their gadgets. Read More »

Nine Days in Wales, Part Two

Carreg Cennen Castle

Our journey continues to the picturesque Gower Peninsula, then up to the dramatic ruins of remote Carreg Cennen Castle. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Being Shakespeare’ with Simon Callow at BAM


A staged lecture on the life of Shakespeare, rhapsodically delivered by the noted Shakespearean and film actor Simon Callow. Read More »

Nine Days in Wales, Part One

Chepstow Castle

"Why Wales?" I can't tell you how many times we heard that as we planned our trip. Here are plenty of reasons. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘I Married a Nun’ with D’yan Forest


This entertaining one-woman show teaches a valuable lesson about not pegging people into categories based on appearance, sex, or age. Read More »